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The Importance of Professional Learning for Teachers of Adolescents with Word Reading Difficulties

Advice from Linda Diamond, Author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook

In this third video of our four-part series, Linda Diamond discusses why secondary core curriculum teachers need to understand the science of reading and highlights the importance of scaffolding instruction to make content accessible. Additionally, Linda outlines the need for secondary interventionists to receive professional learning about the essential components of reading so that they can teach older students the foundational reading skills if students did not master them in earlier grades. 

Suggestions for CORE workshops specifically designed to build the knowledge of secondary educators to teach reading and writing are also provided.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and if you have other ideas for supporting adolescent students with word reading difficulties. Email us or share on Twitter by tagging @PivotLearning.

Get More Advice from Linda Diamond

Watch other videos in this recorded conversation with Linda Diamond about supporting adolescents with word reading difficulties.

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We’re Here to Help You Provide Exceptional Instruction for Students with Word Reading Difficulties

Dyslexia is top-of-mind in many districts as more states pass legislation to improve supports for students with dyslexia and other word reading difficulties. We work at both the district and school levels to provide insight and guidance to help ensure all students become strong readers. Specifically, Pivot Learning can work with schools and districts to:

  • Develop policies and practices for screening for risk factors and the identification of dyslexia.
  • Provide professional learning and coaching to help teachers understand the key characteristics of dyslexia and learn evidenced-based instructional practices that prevent reading difficulties from becoming lifelong achievement gaps.
  • Implement processes to determine whether English learners are experiencing academic difficulty due to language or a learning disability, such as dyslexia.

If you’d like to speak to someone about how Pivot Learning can support your district to improve outcomes for students with word reading difficulties like dyslexia, please email Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck at CORE.

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